Emergency department

Addenbrooke's accident and emergency

Welcome to the emergency department

Welcome to the audiology department


The Emergency Department (ED) at Addenbrooke's operates 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.

What to expect on arrival

When you arrive at the Emergency Department as a patient, after registration, you will be assessed by a nurse who will determine the nature of your illness or injury and how urgent it is for you to be seen.

Who does it serve?

The Emergency Department serves the local population of south Cambridgeshire as well as adjoining parts of Essex, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire

Major trauma centre

Cambridge University Hospitals has been designated as the Major Trauma Centre (MTC) for the East of England

Waiting times

How long you will have to wait will depend on the number of patients attending at the time and the complexity of their problems.

Tel: 01223 217118

Fax: 01223 217057

Parking information

Where can you park if you're bringing a friend or relative to the ED

Working for the major trauma centre

Emergency Nurse Practitioner Minor Injury Module


Before you come...

Self-care – you may be able to treat minor illnesses or injuries such as sprains, strains, insect stings and cuts and grazes yourself
Calling NHS Direct - a nurse will give you confidential advice and information for round the clock health queries
Local pharmacist – can give advice for treating common illnesses and the best medicines to use
Visiting your GP - for medical advice, examinations or an illness or injury that require prescriptions
NHS walk-in centre - for treating minor illnesses and injuries that do not require an ED visit and without needing an appointment
A&E or 999


Please consider an alternative to ED for minor injuries and illnesses. This will allow ED staff to look after people with serious or life-threatening conditions.